Subscription to a domain name on OVH
You will have to get a domain name into a registrar – such as 1&1 or OVH – in order to assign a domain name to your Yoctown website.
If you already have one, do not take this tutorial
This tutorial is addressed to people who want to assign a domain name to their Yoctown website, going through OVH.
First of all, go on OVH.
We are going to pass our mouse on the Web tab, on the category Domain names and then click on Register your domain name.
You will end up on a page where you will have to give the domain name you want to assign to your website later. Then, input the domain name and you will see if it is available or no. There is also a suggestion of domain names that appears. Choose the domain name you want, and once your choice is made, click on Search.
Be careful, a domain name cannot be changed for free later and is limited in time. If you want to change the domain name thereafter, you will have to subscribe to a new domain name.
You will end up on the next page, confirming you the availability of the domain name you chose.
Click on Continue.
Then choose the DNS options. In order to create a Yoctown website, you do not need to subscribe to a charged offer, it would be useless: the free one is enough.
Go down and select the offer. The Gold offer is also enough.
Click on Select in the Gold offer category.
Then comes a page asking you to choose a hosting with your domain name or no. It is not necessary because the hosting is free on Yoctown.
Select the option “I do not want hosting with the domain” and then click on Continue.
You end up on the order preview page:
So you have the total amount per year. Click on Continue.
Then, you will either have to create an account, if you are a new client, or use your IDs to connect.
Do not put false contact details. A domain name is yours and you will need your contact details to extend it.
So there is a choice of 2 steps:
(The second step is lower, so go lower if you already have an account on OVH).
Here are the approaches to follow if you are a new client.
Fill the form with your contact details and then Continue.
Then, choose the domain name owner and click on Continue.
Continue with filling another form like below.
Then you will have to choose the website owner again.
Choose and click again on Continue.
Then, you will have to choose your DNS servers.
Select the option Customize your servers by yourself and then insert Yoctown DNS contact details like below:
In the first 2 lines, you will have to indicate:
Then click on Continue.
Follow the steps and continue.
You have the order form for the domain name you asked.
Go down and you will have the list of payment methods like this:
You only have to click on the mean of payment you want and follow the payment steps.
If you already are a customer, choose the option.“You already are a client”, give your contact details and click on Continue.
Then choose the domain name owner.
Then, you can enable or no the OwO service.
Thanks to this service, the whois cannot reveal your identity.
The whois is an engine with the contact details of all domain names owners. The OwO option allows concealing your identity while searching on a Whois engine.
If you do not enable this option, Internet users can find your identity and your contact details typing your domain name on a Whois.
The next step is to fill the DNS servers address.
There, you will have to select the option Customize your servers by yourself and fill the 2 first fields like below:
The next page is the order form page.
Go down on the page, choose your payment mean and then follow the payment steps.
Think about informing Yoctown if you change your domain name from My domain name part.